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Local protest marches foiled across Valley
Life remains paralysed for 82nd day in Kashmir due to strike
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Sep 28: Normal life remained paralysed in Kashmir for 82nd consecutive day today due to a general strike called by separatists. However, like yesterday thousands of people thronged markets from 6.00 PM today due to the relaxation in general strike. Heavy rush of people was witnessed also at Residency Road, Lal Chowk, Budshah Chowk and surrounding areas. People were busy in purchasing till late. Traffic jamming was also witnessed at se...
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CM pitches for Indo-Pak reconciliation, says confrontation is not an option
‘Sub-continent’s future has to be defined by common economic interests’
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SRINAGAR, Sep 28: Maintaining that war is never an option to resolve the issues, chief minister Mehbooba Mufti today pitched for amicable relations between India and Pakistan to fight the poverty and economic deprivation plaguing the region while underlining the need of a bilateral dialogue to resolve the issues. “The two nuclear armed neighbors must cooperate in the fields of social development, including eradication of poverty and with thei...
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TOP STORIES
‘Shelving of APD recommendations unfortunate’
Karra should have raised Kashmir issue in Parliament: Tarigami
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Sep 28: CPI(M) leader Mohammad Yousuf Tarigami today said the former MP Tariq Hameed Karra should have raised the Kashmir issue in Parliament instead of resigning from his Lok Sabha membership. Karra, who quit PDP and Lok Sabha recently, "has the right to take a decision. However, I would not lose any opportunity or platform to raise my voice," Tarigami told reporters when asked whether he agreed with the step taken by Karra. "Karra...
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WB 'commits' to fulfill obligations under IWT
ISLAMABAD, Sep 28 (Agencies): Pakistan on Wednesday claimed the World Bank has "committed" itself to "timely fulfilling its obligations" under the Indus Water Treaty while remaining neutral as Islamabad approached the international lender amid reports that India may revoke the 56-year-old deal. A Pakistani delegation led by the Attorney General for Pakistan, Ashtar Ausaf Ali, met with senior officials of the World Bank at the World Bank Headqua...
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Uri attack case: NIA gets police remand of 2 JeM militants
JAMMU, Sept 28 (JNF): Special Judge NIA J&K Jammu Kishore Kumar today granted 10-day police remand of two "guides" from Pakistan-Administered-Kashmir (PAK) who allegedly facilitated infiltration by Jaish-e-Mohammed terrorists responsible for the brazen attack on an army camp in Uri earlier this month. The two -- Faisal Hussain Awan and Ahsaan Khursheed-- both residents of Muzaffarabad in PAK, were produced before a designated court in Jammu whi...
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Separatists extend strike till Oct 6
KT NEWS SERVICE
SRINAGAR, Sep 28: Separatists today extended general strike call till October 6 and announced relaxation for three days from 5.00 PM onwards. The call was given in fresh protest calendar issued today. They have called for occupying Lal Chowk on September 30 (Friday) and asked the people to start march towards Lal Chowk from September 29 evening. Relaxation in strike has been given on October 1 from 5.00 PM to 6.00 AM. The people have been aske...
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Furnish details of appointees of planning, statistical dept: HC
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SRINAGAR, Sep 28: The high court to the State’s Chief Secretary to furnish details within two weeks about all the appointees in planning and statistical department who have earned their degrees from study centers during the past two decades. The order was passed by Justice Muzaffar Hussain Attar, after he put an aspirant for a job in government’s planning department to write a brief exam. It was two years after an aspirant for ReT teachers’ pos...
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Way out to help needy: Mohalla committees provide relief
FARZANA SYED
SRINAGAR, Sep 28: While the entire city has been reeling under an unprecedented clampdown during all these months of prevailing unrest and turmoil in valley, the residents of several areas in old city have found a way out to help the fellow inhabitants and needy families in the hours of distress. In various areas of old Srinagar which include FatehKadal, Babademb. Nawakdal, HabbaKadal, KhanKa Moula etc, the inhabitants have formed Mohalla comm...
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OTHER STORIES
Centre approves 3-month extension to J&K Police chief
KT NEWS SERVICE
NEW DELHI, Sept 28 (Agencies): Two days before his retirement, the Centre today approved an extension of three months for Jammu and Kashmir Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar on the recommendation of the state government. Kumars name, a 1984-batch IPS officer, was cleared for extension by the Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) today. According to the order, the ACC approved the proposal sent by the Union Home Ministry for grantin...
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Indian, Pak troops exchange fire in Poonch
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POONCH, Sep 28: With no let up in ceasefire violations, Pakistani troops again violated ceasefire by along the Line of Control (LoC) in Sawjian sector of Poonch district. Official reports suggest that the Pakistani troops began firing at around 5.55 PM. Initially the Indian troops exercised restrain but at around 6.00 PM gave a befitting reply. Both sides exchanged heavy mortar and gunfire that lasted for about an hour. The attack took place i...
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`Uri attackers came from Pir Chana Sai training camp’
NEW DELHI, Sep 28 (Agencies): Four terrorists, who carried out attack on an Army base in Uri, are suspected to have come from a militant training camp located at a place called Pir Chana Sai in Pakistan-Administered-Kashmir (PAK). During interrogation, two persons who were arrested for allegedly helping the four terrorists as "guides" said that they had started their journey from Pir Chana Sai in Gyarahbad in PAK where the militants have a tra...
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Teenager injured in mysterious shootout
KT NEWS SERVICE
REASI, Sep 28: A teenager was injured is a mysterious shootout from a gun of Village Defence Committee (VDC) member at his residence in Reasi district today. Police, however, said that the incident took place when Anil Singh, 16, son of Prem Singh R was cleaning the weapon at his home at Jamsalan belt of Mahore tehsil here. He is being treated in a hospital here and was later referred to Government Medical College (GMC) hospital for advanced t...
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Nagbani school principal arrested
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JAMMU, Sep 28: Principal of Maharaja Hari Singh Agricultural Collegiate (MHAC) School Nagbani besides three employees were today arrested for illegal cutting and illegal transportation of teak wood. Police said that today evening a tractor bearing JK02BM-1534 carrying local teak wood driven by Swaran Singh son of Teja Singh of Nathyal Samba and two other employee of Maharaja Hari Singh Agricultural Collegiate (MHAC) School Nagbani was stopped ...
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Rajnath to visit Leh, Kargil on Oct 3, 4
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NEW DELHI, Sep 28: As part of Centre's efforts to reach out to Jammu and Kashmir, Home Minister Rajnath Singh will visit Leh and Kargil early next month and interact with a cross section of people there. Singh will visit Leh and Kargil on October 3 and 4 and interact with representatives of political parties, social organisations and individuals to seek their views on the present unrest in the Kashmir valley, official sources said. The Home ...
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Tarigami pitches for implementation of APD recommendations
JAMMU, Sep 28: Stating that the Communist Party of India (Marxist) will launch a county wide campaign from October to make people aware about the reality and happenings of Kashmir, legislator and senior CPI(M) leader Muhammad Yousuf Tarigami Wednesday said that Uri incident is no excuse to repress and suppress people of Kashmir. Asking both India and Pakistan to stop looking Kashmir through the prism of chess board, Tarigami said that war, mi...
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Nayeema Mehjoor visits Insha at Mumbai hospital
SRINAGAR, Sep 28: Chairperson, J&K, State Commission for women, Nayeema Ahmad Mehjoor, while on a visit to Maharashtra, met 14 year old injured girl, Insha Mushtaq who had sustained pellet injuries and is undergoing treatment at Mumbai. Insha was hit by a volley of pellets in her home at Shopian on July 12, 2016, causing severe damage to both her eyes and other parts of face. As per the statement issued, Mehjoor spent more than three hour with...
> Degree College Kargil celebrates Annual Day
> Parra seeks cooperation ‘to bring back normalcy’
> Rajendra sanctions scholarships for 324 meritorious police wards
> Alleged harassment of Kashmiri students: Vaid speaks to SSP Fatehgarh
> Swaraj’s speech full of lies: Geelani
 
 
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Closing the SAARC door
India pulling out of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit and setting the tone for Bangladesh, Bhutan and Afghanistan to follow suit, the Islamabad summit scheduled for November is likely to be cancelled. As per the SAARC rules, the summit has to be postponed if even one leader pulls out. The decision to boycott the event further jeopardizes the interests of peace and inter-regional co-operation within South Asia o...
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Uri Attack: Prepared for counter offensive?
By Dr P K Vasudeva
The terrorist attack on a military camp in Uri, poses yet another challenge to New Delhi. It has the potential to create a major crisis, even a flashpoint, in the relations between India and Pakistan. The attack, close to the LoC with Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir, on 18 September in the wee hours of the morning, led to the death of 18 soldiers and injuries to many others. It is among the worst ever attacks on the Armed Forces in peacetime. The surp...
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> Looking Past Imperfection..! - By Robert Clements
 
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No hope for police reforms in near future
By Lalit Sethi
Why is it too difficult to modernize the police forces in India? How is it that the State Governments or even the Centre wishes to keep a tight grip on policing for political and administrative reasons? How come that law and order maintenance receives a lot of lip service, but at the end of the day, the basic requirements for the improvement of police are pushed aside? Is it that the concept of democratic rule makes it necessary that the civilia...
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> PSA: The draconian law - By Malik Babar Bilal
 
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Use of A-4 paper-size in courts
Dear Editor, It refers to response from Department of Justice following a submission forwarded there through Lok Sabha Committee on Petitions that a meeting of Chairpersons of Computer Committees of High Courts chaired by Supreme Court judge Mr Justice Madan B Lokur held on 2/3.08.2014 to consider replacement of legal-size paper in courts by A-4 size paper for bringing uniformity has not yet finally decided on long-pending issue of larger consu...
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> Need to update CIC website
> All post offices should accept RTI petitions
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As Pakistan gloats over hosting 70 Russians, 250 Indian Army soldiers renew bonds in Vladivostok
NEW DELHI, Sep 28 (Agencies): Ever since 70 Russian soldiers landed in Islamabad for the first ever joint military drill between the two nations, the Pakistani media and social commentators have been gloating over what was been seen as policy shift by Kremlin. However, what did not occupy their attention – or they conveniently ignored - was that 250 men from the Indian Army contingent were welcomed by the Russians the very same day at Vladivost...
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> Day after stoning of Saamna office in Maharashtra, cartoonist expresses regret
> Pakistani singer Shafqat Amanat Ali's concert in Bengaluru cancelled
> Markandey Katju booked for sedition over comments on Bihar
> Centre asks BSF to set up intelligence sharing grid
 
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Former Israeli President Shimon Peres dies at 93
Jerusalem, Sep 28 (Agencies): Shimon Peres, former Israeli president who won a Nobel Prize for attempting to end the century-old conflict with Palestine, died today, two weeks after suffering a massive stroke. Peres, 93, who twice served as prime minister of Israel and later as the country’s ninth president, suffered severe organ failure yesterday as well as irreversible brain damage caused by the massive hemorrhagic stroke he sustained on Sep...
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> India responsible with its Nuclear Technology: Carter
> Pak to go ahead with SAARC Summit despite boycott by members
 
 
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Mithun all set to again lead J&K Ranji team
JAMMU, Sep 28: Former Delhi skipper, Mithun Manhas, who did the dual job of a coach and the captain last season, is all set to lead the J&K Ranji team again in the upcoming season scheduled to be held from October six. “Mithun is an experienced cricketer and has served Delhi for a record period. Likewise previous year, he will be leading the J&K in the Ranji season. Till a suitable candidate is appointed for the post, Mithun shall also look aft...
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NHPC organises workshop on MOU 2017-18
JAMMU, Sep 28: NHPC, Regional Office, Jammu organized a workshop on “Memorandum of Understanding 2017-18 and Capacity Building” on behalf of Deptt of Public Enterprises, Ministry of Heavy Industries & Public Enterprises, Govt of India at Hotel Fortune Riviera here. The workshop was inaugurated by SK Goyal, Advisor MOU & Financial Policies in association with. Balraj Joshi, Director (Tech.), NHPC Limited, Mukesh Kumar Gupta, Director, MOU DPE &...
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